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Nominations For The SAFTA's (Premiere South African Film & TV Awards) Announced

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2013 11:26 AM
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As we here in the USA debate this year's Academy Award nominess, ahead of the February 24th celebration, South Africa's annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) - the premier film and television industry awards in the country, under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) - announced its 2013 nominees, in celebration of the excellence in the local film and television industry.

Zanzibar International Film Festival Call For African Diaspora Entries; No Entry Fee

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2013 11:01 AM
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The Zanzibar International Film Festival is the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural festival in Africa dedicated to the exhibition of films, music, Panorama and more. Each year ZIFF exhibits more than 150 films made in Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, USA and Asia.

Wolfe Releasing Picks Up 'Four' For Theatrical, VOD, DVD (Wendell Pierce Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 8:32 PM
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It screens at the at the 3rd annual New Voices In Black Cinema Festival, presented by BAMcinématek and ActNow Foundation, which runs from February 15 - 18, at BAM Rose Cinemas, but ahead of that news, announced this evening, Joshua Sanchez's Four, an adaptation on an off-Broadway play by Christopher Shinn, has been acquired for distribution by Wolfe Releasing.

Spike Lee's 'Go Brazil, Go!' Will Tackle Race Problem + May Debut At Cannes 2014 + Pics

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 6:21 PM
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It's been almost a year since I last wrote about this upcoming project from Spike Lee - a feature documentary titled Go Brazil, Go!, which will focus on the rise of that country (on the move, particularly politically and economically) on the international scene, as one of the BRIC countries, an acronym that refers to Brazil, Russia, India and China, all gradually shifting global economic power away from the so-called long-dominating developed G7 economies. It is estimated that BRIC economies will overtake G7 economies by 2027, as the balance of power gradually shifts.
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23 South Mediterranean Producers To Participate In 2013 Edition Of Access to Markets Program

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 5:26 PM
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Several more feature projects (from Northen African countries like Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt) that I'll be adding to my alert list, to update you on as progress is made on each.

SXSW 2013 Preview: 'Bayou Maharajah' (Black, Gay, One-eyed, Junkie, Piano Genius - James Booker)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 4:16 PM
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From director Lily Keber comes the feature documentary, Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker which explores the life, times and music of James Booker, the legendary New Orleans performer who Dr. John proclaimed “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”

Whoopi Goldberg On Moms Mabley's Broadway Collab w/ Zora Neale Hurston + Her Documentary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 3:30 PM
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Last summer, despite some criticism of her use of the online crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, to raise funds for her Moms Mabley documentary, Whoopi Goldberg did reach her campaign goal, actually surpassing it, raising over $73,000, when her goal was to raise $65,000.

Rare Screening Of 40's Mexican "Mulatto Angst" Film 'Angelitos Negros' In Long Beach

  • By Sergio
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  • February 13, 2013 3:10 PM
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As I always say, you learn something new every day, even me. And I admit that I had never heard of this film until recently, and I'm really intrigued to see it.

Don Cheadle Is All Suited Up And Read For Action In Character Poster For 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 12:57 PM
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Posted to Twitter a little bit ago from the Marvel account... hopefully he gets to do a lot more than he did in the last one.

Rwandan Drama 'Imbabazi: The Pardon' Making A Splash On International Film Fest Circuit

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  • February 13, 2013 12:37 PM
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Described by Göteborg (Sweden) festival organizers as a deftly directed debut from Rwandan filmmaker Joel Karekezi, Imbabazi: The Pardon follows two good friends in the same village, who find themselves on opposing sides in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Manzi is elevated to the position of local leader and is unable to withstand the peer pressure when the genocide begins. He kills Karemara's father and younger brother. After a long bout of illness, Karemara has managed to make a new start in the city with his wife and children, but when Manzi is released from prison after 15 years, Karemara begins to plot his revenge. The film intercuts between present day and the time just before and during the genocide.